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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Linglestown, Pennsylvania, USA

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Church Staff

The staff here at Christ Church works as a team, each person complementing the other to ensure that ministry is done efficiently and faithfully.

Pastor -- Pastor Kirk Kerns

Pastor Kirk Kerns entered the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in 1999 and graduated from Gettysburg in 2003. This is his second call with an official start date with Christ Lutheran on January 12, 2015. His installation was held on February 15, 2015.

Director of Music -- Gail Hrobuchak

Gail became the Director of Music in January 2019. Gail is our regular organist, directs our Adult Vocal Choir, and supervises our children's Tone Chime choir (directed by Colleen Bartholomew). She is responsible for oversight of our music program and works closely with the Pastor in planning worship.

Handbell Director -- Alan Wadsworth

Alan is a graduate of Shippensburg University ('07, '19) where he studied Business Administration. He is currently a Human Resources Manager at WITF. Alan lives in Susquehanna Township with his wife, Sarah, and son, Luke. He began playing in the Handbell Choir in 2012 and became the Director in January 2019.

Christian Education Team Leader -- Shayne Yonchiuk

Shayne graduated from Mansfield University with a degree in social work. He joined the church staff October 2021. He lives in Lower Paxton Township.

Youth Advisor -- Sean Hoffman

Sean has been involved in youth ministry since he attended Shippensburg University. He received his master's degree in education at Wilkes University. He is a 7th grade Social Studies teacher at Commonwealth Connections Academy. He currently resides in Enola with his wife. Sean serves as the youth advisor for both the Upper Elementary Youth Group (grades 4-6) and Youth Group (grades 7-12).

Congregational Secretary -- Sherry Madara

Sherry has general administrative duties and oversees the office needs of the congregation since August 2010.

Pastor Emeritus -- Pastor William Stickley

In recognition of his 26 years of pastoral ministry at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pastor William Stickley was given the title of Pastor Emeritus in August 2014.